Howard Stern Gives Impassioned Defense of Israel
"If youâ€™re anti-Israel, then youâ€™re anti-America. Itâ€™s the only democracy over there, itâ€™s the only friend we have whoâ€™s willing to fight and stand up for whatâ€™s right."
When a caller attempted to blame Israel for the war with Hamas last week, SiriusXM radio host Howard Stern told him to â€śF*** off!â€ť and then launched into an impassioned defense of Israel, saying â€śIf youâ€™re anti-Israel, then youâ€™re anti-Americaâ€ť and arguing that Israel is â€śthe only friend we have whoâ€™s willing to fight and stand up for whatâ€™s right.â€ť
Stern: Iâ€™m not gonna change my tune. Israelâ€™s at no fault.
Caller: Israelâ€™s is at fault, actually.
Stern: F*** off!
The caller then claimed that â€śZionists run Israel,â€ť at which point Stern cut him off:
Stern: Oh, f*** off... I donâ€™t want to
listento any anti-Semitism today. Jews get enough s**t all over the world. They get s**t on all the time. Jews are the indigenouspeople of that area. Iâ€™m sick of the bulls**t. And the Arabs donâ€™t even want those Palestinians, otherwise theyâ€™d let them matriculateinto their country.
Stern eventually ended the call, saying, â€śyou sicken me,â€ť but added that being anti-Israel worked against the interests of America:
Stern: If youâ€™re anti-Israel, then youâ€™re anti-America. Itâ€™s the only democracy over there, itâ€™s the only friend we have whoâ€™s willing to fight and stand up for whatâ€™s right.
After admitting that he lost his cool and let the caller â€śget under my skin,â€ť he said heâ€™s tired of reading â€śthis bulls**t,â€ť citing Pink Floydâ€™s anti-Israel Roger Waters, who he said â€śought to shut his mouth too.â€ť Stern then said that the problem was people were forgetting the history of Israel:
Stern: People forget history. Jews were being executed and killed, and they went over to Israel, this little sh*thole, which was a desertâ€”it had nothing going on.
Stern compared the drastic difference of the
Stern: But the Palestinians are mad at the Israelis, instead of being mad at the f***ing terrorists running their so-called countryâ€”who are raping the country, taking all the aide the United States actually gives to them. That theyâ€™re not angry with; theyâ€™re angry with Israel. [...] They elected terrorists to run their country. Thatâ€™s the
difference. Who do you support? Get off your f***ing high horse.